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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
ITS is changing the UNI e-mail system to enhance e-mail recovery capability. This improvement requires a complete e-mail system outage, which will occur from midnight to 3 a.m., Sunday, March 1. See http://www.uni.edu/its/us/commcorner/announce/ for more information.
IOWA ENERGY POLL:
UNI's Strategic Marketing Services administered the Iowa Energy Poll this fall to get benchmark data on Iowa residents' awareness, perceptions, attitudes and behaviors regarding energy-related issues affecting the state. The poll was funded by the Iowa Power Fund. The complete Iowa Energy Poll, 2008, Final Research & Analysis Report is available at http://www.energy.iowa.gov/Power_Fund/project_reports.html.
CANDIDATE FOR DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC LEARNING CENTER:
All are invited to meet the first of three candidates for the Director of the Academic Learning Center position. Joan Farstad will be available to answer questions from 3:30 to 3:55 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in ITTC 349. For more information about the Academic Learning Center, visit http://www.uni.edu/unialc/.
RENTAL OF ACADEMIC APPAREL FOR SPRING COMMENCEMENT:
The deadline for reserving rental apparel for the spring commencement ceremonies is 5 p.m., Thursday, March 5. Contact Norma Riley at 3-2283 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation. Spring commencement ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 9, in the UNI-Dome.
ADMINISTRATION & FINANCIAL SERVICES DIVISION NEWSLETTER:
The Administration & Financial Services division newsletter is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/afnews0209.pdf. It contains news and information about staff accomplishments and department activities.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
Environment News Service ran a story about the Iowa Energy Poll conducted by UNI's Strategic Marketing Services. http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/feb2009/2009-02-24-092.asp
Lou Honary, NABL, submitted a guest opinion piece on alternative energy sources to the Des Moines Register.
PARK AND RIDE SERVICE TO END:
The Park and Ride service will end at the end of the day, Friday, March 13, due to low ridership. The project has not been cost effective and current numbers don't indicate a substantial change that would allow the service to continue. Contact Brent Richmond with Parking Operations at 3-5374 with questions or comments.
FEEDBACK NEEDED ON LAC:
The Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Committee is seeking feedback from the university community on the proposed "Purposes and Goals" statement for the LAC. The proposed statement is available at: http://www.uni.edu/lac/. Comments, suggestions and criticism can be made via e-mail to the LAC coordinator, email@example.com, via campus mail (zip:0335) or via a blog at http://weblogs.uni.edu/morgans/. All input from the UNI community is appreciated.
EDUCATIONAL LOAN CODE OF CONDUCT:
As required by Iowa Code, the UNI Office of Student Financial Aid is posting the annual notification of the Code of Conduct for Educational Loan Activities. The Code of Conduct applies to all departments and organizations throughout the university. Visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/code_of_conduct_edloans.pdf for more information. Call 3-2701 with questions.
ONLINE AUCTION ITEMS:
UNI is selling a wrecked 2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan on Public Surplus. Visit www.publicsurplus.com for photos and complete information. This vehicle is being sold "as is" and the vehicle is on display by the big fuel tanks at the Physical Plant. Contact Vince at 3-3527 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns. UNI also is selling a commercial/construction grade portable air compressor and musical instruments on Public Surplus.
NOMINATE AN INSTRUCTOR FOR THE LAC TEACHING AWARD:
All instructors of liberal arts core courses are eligible for the "Excellence in Liberal Arts Core Teaching" award (including adjunct instructors and tenured and tenure-track faculty). Criteria for the award and nomination forms are available from the LAC Web site at http://www.uni.edu/lac/. Nominations are due by Monday, March 9. Awards will be made during the all-faculty meeting at the start of fall semester.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Maple Syrup Festival at Hartman Reserve Nature Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, for the following shifts: 6:30 to 10:15 a.m. or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers may contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information regarding this opportunity and others.
NEW UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT REQUEST FORMS:
A new version of the undergraduate student request form has been released. Offices that commonly use this form will receive copies shortly. It's also available at http://access.uni.edu/forms/. Questions may be directed to Coleen Wagner, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, at email@example.com or 3-2518.
GRAD COLLEGE NEWSLETTER:
The February issue of The Graffito is available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/graffito/default.htm
WILD WEST WEEK AT MAUCKER UNION:
Customer appreciation week will be celebrated at Maucker Union with a Wild West theme, March 2-6. Look for new menu items, specials, games and prizes throughout the week at Prexy's, Chats and Essentials. For more information on these events and other promotions, visit: www.uni.edu/dor. Click on "What's Happening."
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?
e-PORTFOLIOS AT UNI VIDEO AVAILABLE ONLINE:
A video of last month's brown bag lunch sesson on ePortfolios is available at http://www.uni.edu/unimedia/ittc134/20090123-120109-1/rnh.htm. See an overview and hear from two faculty members and a student who are working with ePortfolios at UNI. Requires RealPlayer (access a free download at http://elearning.uni.edu/support/players.htm).
THE SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES FUNDING PRIORITIES OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION:
The Office of Sponsored Programs will host a Web conference "The Science and Humanities Funding Priorities of the the Obama Administration," presented by the Grants Resource Center, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the OSP Conference Room (213 East Bartlett). Contact Hillery Oberle at 3-3961 or firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or for more information.
GRANT PROGRAMS IN THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ED INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION SCIENCES:
The Institute of Education Sciences is a relatively new source for education research grants. To learn more about the IES, the Office of Sponsored Programs will host a Web conference, "The U.S. Department of Education, Review of Institute of Education Sciences Programs," presented by the Grants Resource Center, from 1:15 to 2:10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in the OSP Conference Room (213 East Bartlett). Contact Hillery Oberle at 3-3961 or email@example.com to RSVP or for more information.
GRANT DEVELOPMENT BROWN BAG: PROJECT EVALUATION:
Attend the third grant development brown bag at noon, Tuesday, March 3, at the Office of Sponsored Programs (213 East Bartlett). Discussions will include the need for project evaluation, how to design an evaluation plan and when/how to select an external evaluator. For more information on the Brown Bag Series, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/Training/index.htm. RSVP to Hillery Oberle at 3-3961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTER FOR THE OSP SUMMER GRANT WORKSHOP:
Develop and draft a complete grant proposal during the six-session Office of Sponsored Programs Summer Grant Workshop, Tuesday, May 12 through Tuesday, June 30. To register for the workshop, or for a detailed workshop schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/Training/index.htm. The deadline to register is Friday, May 1. The number of workshop participants will be limited. Interested individuals may contact Anita Kleppe, director of research services, email@example.com or 3-6148 for additional workshop information.
RRTTC OPEN HOUSE:
The RRTTC/MIS will host an open house Thursday, Feb. 26, to celebrate its new office and lab locations. Open house schedule: 11 to 11:30 a.m., RRTTC Office, CEEE 113; 11:45 to 12:15, MIS Testing Lab, Industrial Technology Center 13H; 12:30 to 1 p.m., Environmental Health/RRTTC lab, WRC 205. Light refreshments will be served.
ENTREFEST SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE:
EntreFest!, Iowa's two-day conference for small business, will take place Thursday and Friday, March 5 and 6, at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Coralville. EntreFest! provides business owners and budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn, share and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit. EntreFest! is presented by a collaborative committee of Iowa's premier service providers including the UNI Regional Business Center and UNI Business and Community Services division. The conference is $79 per person. For more information, visit www.entrefest.com or contact Amy Kuhlers at 3-4328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROW Forum will be at noon, Monday, March 2, in the CME 109A. Atul Mitra, management, will present "Gender and Personality Differences in Perceptions of Changes in Pay Levels." Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff and the community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.
The Department of Earth Science Planetarium is open for presentations to the public at 7 p.m., every Thursday through March 5. Shows are free and will start every 30 minutes; the last show is at 8:30 p.m. The planetarium is located in LAT 105. For more information, visit http://www.earth.uni.edu/obsvisit.html.
JUNIOR GUMSHOE ACADEMY:
Kids can earn a Junior Gumshoe certificate from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 7, at the University Museum. They will learn how to make a detective kit, collect fingerprints and footprints, analyze bite marks (in something tasty) and extract DNA from a strawberry. This hands-on fun is for elementary school children (second through sixth grade). The cost is $10 for Friends members and $12 for nonmembers. Register by Tuesday, March 3.
ALPHA PHI VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:
Alpha Phi's annual Volleyball Tournament will take place Saturday, Feb. 28, to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation and the American Heart Association (both charities fund and support cardiac care programs). Teams of six to eight with at least three females are necessary; $5 per person. Check in is from 1 to 1:30 p.m. E-mail Ashley at email@example.com or Kelsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Multimedia (CMM), a digital media summer camp for high school students, based at UNI, will expand to two weeks this summer, and will offer a residential experience option with overnight stays in UNI residence halls. The camp offers intense instruction from UNI media professors and industry professionals. Using Photoshop, Flash, After Effects and digital video editing, students learn how to integrate images, 2-D and 3-D animation and video together in professional-level projects. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic multimedia programming skills during the second week. Taught by computer science professors at UNI, students will learn how computers represent digital images and sounds, manipulate media and create customized effects. For more details, visit www.campmultimedia.com
Men's basketball hosts Evansville at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, in the McLeod Center in the regular-season finale.
TRACK AND FIELD:
Track and Field hosts the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference indoor championships Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 1, in the UNI-Dome.
'INCLUDING SAMUEL' DOCUMENTARY:
UNI Best Buddies, in collaboration with the Department of Special Education, will host a showing of the film, "Including Samuel," at 6 p.m., Monday, March 2, in the SEC 252. This documentary is about one family's efforts to include their son in all facets of school and community. Popcorn will be sold to support the Best Buddies organization. For more information, visit http://www.includingsamuel.com or e-mail Amy Petersen at email@example.com.
STOP THE VIOLENCE:
The UNI V-Day committee will sponsor a showing of the documentary "Until the Violence Stops" at 7 p.m., Monday, March 2, in SRL 115. Created and produced by Eve Ensler and the global organization V-DAY, this documentary showcases the Until the Violence Stops rally and the stories of persons who have suffered due to violence against women and girls.
LEADERSHIP OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.:
Michael Blackwell, director of the Center for Multicultural Education, will discuss "The Leadership of Martin Luther King Jr." from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in SEC 252. The lecture/discussion is part of a series of lectures, leadership panels and workshops by the Leadership Studies Program. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898.
SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY:
Award winning pre-K through 12 teachers and their students will present their earth-science, inquiry and/or math-based classroom projects Friday, Feb. 27. Take this opportunity to talk with teachers and students about how they view hands-on, interactive science and math-based programs as a means of teaching and learning. Spotlight Gallery (table displays) will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the ITTC student lounge, first floor. Spotlight presentations will take place every 30 minutes from 1 to 3 p.m., in the ITTC labs. There also will be UNI faculty teaching innovations. Register in ITTC 120. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. Contact Doreen Hayek, firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-7300 with questions.
LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP ON CARING:
The Student Leadership Center will host a workshop on "Caring," the fifth pillar in the Character Counts initiative, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Justin Tolan from ME&V will explore concepts of "servant leadership," how to recognize and motivate colleagues and group members and giving back to the community. Contact Jeff Ramsey (email@example.com) with questions.
Special Agent Jack Liao, Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, will explain how death investigations are conducted at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, at the University Museum. The discussion will include collecting evidence, preserving the crime scene, manner of death, weapon of death, mechanisms of death and more. Graphic and disturbing images will be included in this presentation. Materials presented are not meant to be seen by children or those with a weak stomach.
THE ETHICS AND EROTICS OF SEXUAL CONSENT:
Harry Brod will present "Beyond, 'But we were both drinking!' The Ethics and Erotics of Sexual Consent " at 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. A drawing for prizes will follow. Visit www.uni.edu/violenceservices and click on the logo for more information.
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PANEL:
Leadership Studies will host an educational leadership panel from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in SEC 252. Panelists will be Linda Allen, vice president for academic affairs, Hawkeye Community College, and Victoria Robinson, trainer of principals, UNI, and former high school principal. Speakers will discuss their path to leadership and provide advice for students. Free and open to the public. For information, call Gerri Perreault at 3-6898.
News Talk will host a discussion on "Bad and Toxic Leadership" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 7, at University Book and Supply. Gerri Perreault, director of leadership studies, will present seven types of bad leaders, the causes of such leadership and why people follow and enable bad leaders. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.
DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Crashing Through: the Extraordinary True Story of a Man Who Dared to See" by Robert Kurson. All are welcome without having read the book.
UNI DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES:
Judy Jeffrey, director of the Iowa Department of Education, will deliver a UNI Distinguished Lecture at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in SEC 244/245. Jeffrey will discuss the state of education in Iowa and its future. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Herring, 3-2719.
Assistant professor of horn Yu-Ting Su will present a recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKEND:
The UNI Suzuki School will present its bi-annual recital weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 1, in Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
'A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE':
The Strayer-Wood Theatre and School of Music will present the Marx Brothers-inspired Hollywood musical comedy, "A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine," Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 8. Read more about this musical at http://www.uni.edu/theatre. Tickets are $17; free for UNI students. Call 3-6381 for more information.
See Evidence at 7:30 p.m, Saturday, Feb. 28, at the GBPAC. Ronald K. Brown and his dance company, Evidence, blend African, modern ballet and hip-hop to tell stories about what matters to the human experience. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX.
'THE PAJAMA GAME':
See "The Pajama Game" at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday, March 1, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on tickets.
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Songwriter and musician Al Rose will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, March 2, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12. For broadcast times and stations, visit http://www.iowapublicradio.org.
UNI JAZZ COMBOS:
Under the direction of faculty artist Chris Merz and graduate student conductors, the School of Music will present a jazz combos concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 2, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
WOMEN COMPOSERS' CONCERT:
Graduate students Bonnie Alger and Katherine Johns will coordinate the annual Women Composers' Concert at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT:
Percussion professor and faculty artist Randy Hogancamp will direct the UNI Percussion & West African Drum Ensembles in a spring concert, along with UNI's new Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko, at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Marek Kudlicki will offer an organ recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. Kudlicki has been a featured performer at numerous international festivals and has toured the world performing and conducting. This event is free and open to the public.
Grammy Award winner Edgar Meyer will join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony on works by Ives, Copeland and Meyer himself, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at the GBPAC. College student rush tickets will be available the day of the show for $5 with a valid I.D. Call 3-4849 or visit wcfsymphony.org for more information.
UNI CONCERT CHORALE AND CHAMBER SINGERS CONCERT:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett and visiting artist and conductor Dyan Meyer, the UNI Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers will offer a shared spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Symphonic Band will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
SPRING BREAK ADVENTURE WITH UNI OUTDOORS:
Join UNI Outdoors March 13 through 22 in Georgia for backpacking in Cumberland National Seashore, canoeing in Okefenokee Swamp and hiking the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Attend a pre-trip meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in WRC 174. The fee is $500 for students, $525 for UNI employees and $575 for guests. Call 3-7164 for more information.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:
The deadline for applications for the 2009-2010 Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership is 4 p.m., Friday, March 6. This $3,500 scholarship is available to full time, undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at UNI, have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and will be returning for both fall and spring semesters next year. Applicants are encouraged to apply using the common scholarship application at www.uni.edu/finaid/.
PAIR APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED:
Apply to be Peer Academic Adviser in Residence (PAIR) for the 2009-2010 academic year. Information and applications are available from the Online Job Board at www.uni.edu/advising/ or in GIL 102. Applications are due at 5 p.m., Monday, March 2. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-3404.
DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM:
Students interested in the Disney College Program at Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, Calif., or Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Fla., should attend one of two presentation sessions: 4 p.m., Monday, March 9, in CBB 227 or 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, in SEC 322. Contact Laura Wilson at 3-3821 for more information or visit www.disneycollegeprogram.com
FREE TAX PREPARATION:
UNI accounting students will offer free tax return preparation services from 5 to 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, in CBB 223. Students and the public are welcome. For more information, call 3-2394. See http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4133
GRADUATE STUDENT MOVIE NIGHT:
Join NISG and other graduate students for a free movie and snacks at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in the CME. Feel free to bring family and friends (and blankets and pillows). Snacks will be provided by HyVee. Sponsored by NISG.
STUDENT ADMISSIONS AMBASSADORS:
Student Admissions Ambassadors (SAA) is accepting applications for the fall 2009 semester. For more information and an application, visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/membership.html, or contact Nick Hanson (email@example.com). Applications are due Friday, March 27.
UNI STUDENT NATURE SOCIETY MEETING:
The Student Nature Society will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Greenhouse classroom to prepare for the annual plant sale by making plant cuttings. There will be pizza and a discussion of activities for the semester, including Earth Week.
GRAD CHATS IN THE UNION:
Join other graduate students for informal chats on your graduate student experience from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Thursday in Maucker Union near Chats. Take a break, relax and meet other graduate students from various academic programs. Bring your lunch.
OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS TO GET INVOLVED IN WORLD FAIR:
Over the Rainbow's second-annual World Fair Fundraiser will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at the Pepsi Pavilion on the National Cattle Congress Fairgrounds. The event aims to celebrate diversity in the Cedar Valley and raise money for impoverished women and children around the world. To learn more and/or get involved, visit: http://www.over-therainbow.org/worldfairregistration.html. Sponsored by the UNI Portuguese Club.
E-TOKE FOR FREE:
A free, anonymous assessment will give you feedback regarding your individual pattern of marijuana use and how it might be affecting different areas of your life. Visit www.uni.edu/subabuse and click on the "e-Toke" banner to access this resource.
UTESAC CALL FOR NEW MEMBERS:
The Undergraduate Teacher Education Student Advisory Council (UTESAC) is taking applications for the 2009-2010 year. All interested students with any teaching major are welcome. Applications are due by Friday, March 6. To qualify, students must be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program at the time the appointment begins (fall 2009), have and maintain a 2.50 minimum GPA and be able to serve at least two semesters prior to student teaching. More information can be found at: http://sites.google.com/site/utesac. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education.
GOT THE CARD?:
If you choose to drink, plan ahead for your own personal safety and well-being with a wallet-sized card that will help you "Watch Your Blood Alcohol Level & Stay in Your Green Zone." To find out more and order your free card, visit www.uni.edu/subabuse and click on the "B.A.C." logo.
Do you "love healthy?" Find out by clicking on the "love healthy" icon at www.uni.edu/violenceservices.
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